Post # 1
As the reality of dropping hundreds to thousands of dollars a month becomes more and more real and closer. I really am starting to get anxious. I REFUSE TO BE WEDDING POOR!!!!!! How did you avoid dropping chunks or money each month. What did your monthly wedding budget include? How much was it?
Post # 3
We budgeted enough so we didn’t feel “wedding poor.” We had a wedding savings account separate from our regular checking/savings accounts and the money that we spent on the wedding only came from that or from input from our parents.
Post # 4
@lina010: Ugh, I hear you (and we’re getting married the same weekend!). We haven’t separated our wedding savings from our regular savings and we’re not able to, so it’s freaking me out. We had some unexpected hospital bills that seriously bit into the savings we *did* have so I find myself constantly doing math to make sure we’ll have enough by then (as long as another hospital issue doesn’t come up).
If I could go back to the first couple months of our engagement I’d be seriously tweaking some things. I’m just trying to make the best of it by doing everything as affordably as I can, and making plan A (big), plan B (slightly smaller), and plan C (drastically culled) guest lists in case we legitimately won’t have enough to cover everyone on the original list, since we refuse to go into debt over the wedding.
Post # 5
We’ve got it all saved up, had it before we started… so we’re still saving but we know what we’ll be spending soon. Still deals a punch to the wallet, though!
Also, my fiance created a wedding timeline that included all expected payments, seperated by month. Pretty helpful.
Post # 6
We agreed not to get married until we had the money to pay for it in full. We have our entire budget and then some in savings, it will still suck watching it deplete but..